In the weekly feature called “e-views,” we invite readers to answer a question via email at bnews @bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrentwoodNews.
Last week’s question:
What do you do, personally or with and organization, to help out the less fortunate during the holidays? What organizations do good work and need help this season?
MY FRIEND TRACY Randolph and her children collect socks and distribute them to the homeless on Christmas Day. Each year they collect more and therefore can help more people. We have been donating to her for a few years (since inception). I think she calls her group Warm Feet = Warm Hearts. Anyone can find her on Facebook or message me and I can get you in touch with her if you would like to donate a package of socks. We are located in Pittsburg.
I STARTED A group called #ChristmasDinnerBlessing. My kids and I originally were gifting only five families a Christmas dinner, which includes one frozen turkey, potato sack, onions, celery, stuffing, macaroni, and dinner rolls because I have five kids. They will pack up the goods and turkey and years for delivery. But with the help of two other members donating baked goods and turkeys, we are slowly bumping the number up in families. We need to remember even if we don’t have much, we can always help another. We don’t need to know the story to know they’re hungry. So that’s what my kids and I are doing this year and we are personally delivering to our current families home on our list — sharing the blessings and passing it forward one family at a time.
Kimberly Lewis Laws
I AM IN a local group on Facebook called Operation Christmas Angel. My family adopted a family with four teenagers this year. This is our second year. We adopted this family because of the teenagers. Most people want to help out younger children; older children enjoy the holidays also.
MYSELF AND A group of mamas who have all lost sons banned together this year to find a young man/teen in need for Christmas. We are mourning moms hoping to brighten the life of a boy.
Theresa Peal Hartman
ONE OF THE best kept secrets in far East County is the nonprofit Delta Community Services Inc. One paid employee, a board and a list of volunteers have for over 30 years provided services and a helping hand to those in need.
This week’s question:
Two labor unions have embarked on a referendum campaign to rescind the 33 percent raise county supervisors recently approved for themselves. The supervisors will see their salaries rise from $97,479 a year to $129,227 annually. The referendum requires collecting signatures of about 25,000 registered Contra Costa voters by Jan. 2, the day before the salary increase would otherwise go into effect. Would you support this referendum? Why or why not?
Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence.
Not all responses will be published. Please respond before Monday. Write to [email protected]